Martin served because the title’s chief reporter from 2002 earlier than changing into its political editor-at-large in 2020. He was beforehand chief reporter on the Western Mail’s sister title Wales on Sunday, which he had joined in 1994.
Throughout that point he has been on the forefront of political reporting in Wales, protecting numerous native, Meeting – then Senedd – and Westminster elections, plus the historic 1997 devolution referendum and Brexit.
He’ll all the time depend making the case for a grown-up Welsh democracy as a selected spotlight.
The Western Mail’s editor Catrin Pascoe mentioned:
“I want to thank Martin for his exceptional service, notably for Wales on Sunday and the Western Mail as chief reporter then political editor-at-large.All through these 29 years, he has proved resolute in producing journalism that issues to Wales – pursuing his tales with a tireless dedication to journalistic scrutiny and to holding energy to account. We want him the perfect for the long run.”
“Working for Wales on Sunday after which the Western Mail over such a protracted interval has been an important privilege and I’ve loved working with gifted colleagues.
“I strongly imagine that high quality journalism is desperately wanted in each democracy and that the first duty of any information outlet is to maintain readers knowledgeable of how selections made by the highly effective have an effect on their lives.”
He’ll go away on the finish of this month. He is because of take up a brand new function as affiliate editor of Nation.Cymru in April.